Screenshot of three Democrats hoping to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. David Scott in the June 9 primary participating in the Atlanta Press Club debate on May 4. Scott declined to attend.

Election 2020: Complete guide to Georgia’s 13th Congressional District race

U.S. Rep. David Scott is seeking a 10th term in office, but this year he faces primary challenges from three other Democrats. They have accused him of being absent in the district, but Scott has benefitted from strong fundraising and his visibility during the coronavirus pandemic as a sitting member of Congress.

Although Republicans are unlikely to win in this district, there is a primary for that party’s nomination with two candidates.

Below, we have provided you with a rundown of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s coverage of the candidates in this race, including links to our own articles, videos of them in debate and their campaign websites.

Voters looking for information on how to submit their ballots should check out the AJC’s “how to vote” guide. Those who want to download sample ballots and confirm which races they will be casting votes for should visit Georgia’s My Voter Page.

13th District Democratic candidates

Michael Owens, former chairman of the Cobb County Democratic Party (website)

Former East Point Mayor Jannquell Peters (website)

 U.S. Rep. David Scott (website)

Former state Rep. Keisha Sean Waites (website)

13th District Republican candidates

Caesar Gonzales, mechanical engineer (website)

Becky E. Hites, consultant (website)

Debate coverage

The candidates, separated by party and sans Scott, participated in the Atlanta Press Club’s debate on May 4. Read our article about the debates, or watch them in their entirety on YouTube: Democrats here and Republicans here.

Fundraising

Information about fundraising has lagged in this race because candidates have missed reporting deadlines. We know that Scott has much more money in the bank than his competitors. Read the AJC’s coverage of the most recent campaign finance reports.

Additional AJC articles

Five Georgia congressmen draw primary challengers

David Scott draws primary challenge from well-connected Democrat

MORE: Voter guide for June 9 primary and general election

COMPLETE COVERAGE: Georgia elections

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